We envision a landscape where sufficient habitat supports a healthy ecosystem, lands remain a cornerstone of local life and economy, and people across our communities enjoy the benefits of conservation and connection to the land.
We believe that all people deserve to feel connected to the land and one another. Through our projects, programs, and community engagement, MLC will foster a sense of belonging by including partners and community members in our work to connect people to the natural world.
We believe that successful conservation efforts and a sustainable future depend on healthy, balanced relationships with people and place. MLC will practice reciprocity by listening to community members, observing and understanding our landscape, and investing our resources to respond to these needs.
We believe that trust must be earned and maintained through integrity, transparency, accountability, and reliability, and by creating spaces for collaboration and sharing. We will earn trust through professionalism, authentic communications, and organizational responsibility.
We believe it is important to understand and acknowledge the social and environmental challenges of the past, present, and future that impact conservation and community. Through our programs and leadership, we will incorporate social and environmental justice into conservation and inspire others to join us in this work.
We believe that our organizational culture of creativity, curiosity, and adaptation enables us to explore emerging opportunities to advance conservation. We will continue to be leaders in our field by remaining agile as we respond to changes in our work and the world in which we live.
We believe that the results of our work will provide meaningful benefits to land, community, and future generations. We will strive to be agents of change in conservation and achieve outcomes with measurable and visible results.
We are dedicated to protecting land and engaging with our communities for present and future generations so the benefits of conservation can be felt by all.
The six core priority areas which guide our work.
In 2023, MLC released our new Strategic Plan, a result of over a years worth of community outreach and design.
Our Commitment to Accountability
At MLC, we pride ourselves on transparency in our work and financials.
We are committed to stewarding not just the lands we love, but every dollar entrusted to us to make our community and conservation work possible.
Meet the People Behind Our Work